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  • S Y Kim, W Lim
  • 2001
We study the scaling behavior of period doublings in a system of two unidirectionally coupled parametrically forced pendulums near a bicritical point where two critical lines of period-doubling transition to chaos in both subsystems meet. When crossing a bicritical point, a hyperchaotic attractor with two positive Lyapunov exponents appears, i.e., a(More)
The excitation-secretion coupling process requires Ca2+ influx through voltage-dependent Ca2+ channels (VDCC) but the contribution of L-type or N-type VDCC during the secretion from adrenal chromaffin cell is still on debate. In this study we explored the contribution of each VDCC to exocytosis in single rat adrenal chromaffin cells. Chromaffin cells were(More)
A practically useful measure of quality of life should be simple and quick to complete. A shortened Chinese version of the Functional Living Index - Cancer (FLIC) was recently proposed and was called Quick-FLIC. This study aims to assess the measurement properties of the Quick-FLIC. A total of 190 patients who received care from the National Cancer Centre(More)
Membrane currents and capacitance were measured to examine the effects of extracellular ATP on exocytosis in voltage-clamped rat adrenal chromaffin cells. ATP reversibly inhibited Ca2+ current (ICa) and exocytosis. The dependency of exocytosis on ICa evoked by 1-s depolarizations was determined. However, inhibition of exocytosis was 2.6 times larger than(More)
BACKGROUND This preplanned subset analysis of the phase III MONET1 study aimed to determine whether motesanib combined with carboplatin/paclitaxel (C/P) would result in improved overall survival (OS) versus chemotherapy alone, in a subset of Asian patients with nonsquamous nonsmall-cell lung cancer (NSCLC). PATIENTS AND METHODS Patients with nonsquamous(More)
The effect of hypoxia on small-conductance Ca(2+)-activated K+ current was investigated in a study of adult rat adrenomedullary chromaffin cells (AMCs), which were maintained in short-term culture. The nystatin-perforated, whole-cell patchclamp technique was used to study the effect of hypoxia with minimum perturbation of the intracellular milieu. Under(More)
This study investigated the effects of sera from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) patients on high voltage activated (HVA) Ca2+ current in mice dorsal root ganglion (DRG) cells using whole-cell voltage-clamp method. Mice were injected with sera from healthy adults, from patients with other neurological diseases, and from patients with the sporadic form(More)
We retrospectively analysed the results of patients with advanced non-small-cell lung cancer treated with gefitinib to derive clinical factors predictive of response and a favourable survival outcome. Patients were treated with gefitinib 250 mg per day and re-evaluated 4-8 weeks later with repeat CT scan and every 8 weeks thereafter to assess response and(More)
It has been suggested that spiral prominence is associated with ion transport, but the characterization of ion channels has not been explored so far. We studied the electrical properties and ion conductances of the spiral prominence epithelial cells (SPECs), which are epithelial cells covering the luminal side of spiral prominence, in the upper turn of(More)
The present study aimed to identify direct vasodepressor pathways from the rostral ventrolateral medulla (RVLM) to the spinal cord and their role in mediation of somatosympathetic reflexes. Vasopressor and depressor areas were identified by stimulating various sites of RVLM electrically and/or chemically in anesthetized cats. Electrical lesions on the(More)